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A Woman’s Place…

This week I had the opportunity to join another group of inspirational women from around the globe for a panel discussion at the 7th World Congress in Ottawa, Canada. Our stimulating conversation focused on the impact of women in unions, and the impact women leaders have had on issues of gender equality and other issues affecting women in their respective countries. More…

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LILY IN THE NEWS
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'RABBLE ROUSERS'
MEET THE 'RABBLE ROUSERS'
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International Struggles for the Whole Child (and a pretty song)

Earlier in the summer, I was asked to attend a conference in Santiago, Chile regarding a new pedagogical movement to embrace the Whole Child based on teachings of Paolo Freire. I was nervous, since my Spanish is still a work in progress – my mother is from Panama, but she never taught her children her More…

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Our Golden Opportunity

Many of you know what our students have had to endure regarding No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Far from the origins of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, which was designed to help close the resource gap between schools in affluent communities and schools in communities of poverty More…

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Hate Kills. Love Lives.

Nine human beings were murdered as they sat in their Bible class at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. We can’t forget their lives. They were all so loved and their lives will continue to matter. More…

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Winding Down

One of my best friends recently retired from teaching and it got me thinking about all the goodbyes that are being said in schools everywhere as another school year comes to an end. It’s not only a time for goodbyes, but also one for reflection. More…

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The Road Home

In 1997, the school that started under the freeway in a trailer was finally christened and blessed with a name: The Marilyn Treshow Elementary School. I taught there a few years after and It was the most important teaching assignment of my career. It was a time that helped shape the educator I am. More…